Socha Wins HU Department Barlow Book Prize

The Department of History and Political Science at Huntington University is pleased to announce that Paul Socha is a winner of the fall semester 2022 Jack P. Barlow, Sr., History Book Prize. The Barlow Prizes are given to outstanding students in the department’s upper-level research- and writing-intensive courses.

Socha is from Wilmington, Ohio, and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a major in history education. He intends to graduate in December 2023.

Socha was recognized by Dr. Tim Smith, professor of history at Huntington University, for his performance in Art and Archeology of Ancient Angkor in the fall semester of 2022.

"Paul brought energy and focus into the class sessions and helped to create lively discussions,” Smith said. “The award is a testimonial to his growth, not only as a committed student but as an integral member of the learning community at HU."

The Jack P. Barlow, Sr., Book Prize honors the memory of Professor Barlow, who served for over three decades as professor of American history at Huntington University, and carries a prize of $250 in academic books. It is sponsored by the Ron Frank Fund, which rewards academic achievement and student participation at professional academic conferences. The fund was established in 1973 in honor of Ron Frank, a former student at Huntington University.